April 03, 2020

JAIC readies ‘AI champions’ as commission recommends doubling R&D spending

Featuring Robert O. Work

Source: Federal News Network

Journalist Jory Heckman

For the United States to stay on top of the global arms race for artificial intelligence, a commission stood up by Congress recommended a two-fold path: Collaborate with its closest allies, and double the amount of research spending proposed by the Trump administration.

The administration proposed doubling spending on non-defense AI research and development, and development by 2022 in its latest budget request.

But former Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work, co-chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, said the U.S. should set its sights on doubling AI spending by 2021, and then doubling that spending again by 2022, “until we have the right level of spending to maintain our lead in R&D.”

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Authors

  • Robert O. Work

    Senior Counselor for Defense and Distinguished Senior Fellow for Defense and National Security

    Secretary Robert O. Work is the Distinguished Senior Fellow for Defense and National Security at the Center for a New American Security and the owner of TeamWork, LLC, which s...